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EDIT: If you want to start a Teepublic store, do me a favor and USE MY REFERRAL THINGY HERE:


http://www.teepublic.com/join/tomburns


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So, with Threadless's new T's & C's comes the age of the Print-On-Demand shirt extravaganza.


Below here are a couple of notes for artists here, just passing on some info I learned by doing, as well as links to some of my tees there (links to ones that are not currently available here on threadless)


NOTE #1:
I have already researched and bought a few different shirts at a few of the different shirt sites out there, and have found that currently, TeePublic seems to have the best quality shirts and prints for tees out there right now. The print is nice and strong, and doesn't wash out easily.


They are also run by the CollegeHumor/BustedTees folks, so they are on the level and you won't have to worry too much about getting paid every month.


NOTE #2:
One thing I can across though, design-wise for their POD production is, that you need to set your artwork up to where only what IS GOING TO PRINT WITH INK is showing. Meaning, that is you are printing on a red shirt, and there is that color red in your design, you need to have that area "cut out" so that the shirt shows through, otherwise, it will PRINT red, and you don't want that, it may not match up.
Doing this with the artwork, will give you a more "screen printed" look too.


Here's a pic of a shirt from there, and as you can see, the black outline printed, as I had not "cut it out". Not a big deal on this one, but would look much better if it was just the black of the shirt:


Cool? Coo.


Without further ado...
Here's mah shirtz:


MAIN LINK TO MY STOREFRONT FOR TEES


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E=MC ESCHER


SPAGHETTI WESTERN


ACUTE INVASION


SHOWDOWN


Those are the "Oldies but Goodies" that haven''t been available for awhile here, and here is a special Commie Party VARIANT design that fills out the shirt area better. This is a new repositioning of the design I did that is similar to a recomposition that Threadless did here for some special edition/ select tees.


THE COMMUNIST PARTY (VARIANT)

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tomburns
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Cool, thanks! Just added the actual pic of the printed part where you can see that the black printed on the black shirt. (what you will want to avoid when readying your artwork.

the czar

Is the sizing similar to threadless? I have wanted e=mcescher for years.

Manupix

Thank you Sir!

tomburns
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Do you submit to DBH also?

No, i used to many years ago but the design style that took off in popularity there was alot different than the stuff i do.

How many tees sell you at Teepublic per month?

I normally range from getting $20 - $30 per month or so there so far (4 bucks a tee at 20 bucks a tee, $2 a tee if they are "on sale" at $14 a tee) But this month im already up to like $40, so it varies.

They pay out via paypal within the first few days of the month.

Is the sizing similar to threadless?

I think so, not sure what actual brand shirt it is, its white labeled, but they are nice, comparable to threadless for quality and size I believe.

- Thanks dudes!! Yeah i feel like at least im making some headway there, as with society6, i cant hardly break $10 a month on a way bigger range of stuff. (No tees there for me though, the one i bought from them completely washed out after one wash)

tomburns
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Apparently db his basically a teepublic type of shop now, I did not know that, will have to look into it. It used to be more like threadless, except with more "all over print splattery animal faces" shirts. Was always a weird trend to me.

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tomburns said:

Apparently db his basically a teepublic type of shop now, I did not know that, will have to look into it. It used to be more like threadless, except with more "all over print splattery animal faces" shirts. Was always a weird trend to me.

I was kind of worrying about this too from all the people talking about their "new" shops at dbh.....crazy.

BeanePod
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louisroskosch said:

lol, me too. i like their new model better than their old one.

i know rite? somebody said back then it's hard enough to get someone to give a 5, much less give money. :)

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tomburns said:

Apparently db his basically a teepublic type of shop now, I did not know that, will have to look into it. It used to be more like threadless, except with more "all over print splattery animal faces" shirts. Was always a weird trend to me.

So you have DBH for artsy, gritty, all over the place designs and Teepublic for cleaner vectors, illustrations and pop culture references.

This kind of explains why tless is doing the same... Like they were almost forced into doing it to catch up and stay ahead of the competition.

tomburns
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Yeah, I don't think many people are getting rich off of the monthly royalties there, but if Threadless adopts a model similar to this also then shirts will probably sell much better here

tomburns
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That is adopting a model in accompaniment of what they currently and will continue to have in their selected shirts

radiomode
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xiv said:
tomburns said:

Apparently db his basically a teepublic type of shop now, I did not know that, will have to look into it. It used to be more like threadless, except with more "all over print splattery animal faces" shirts. Was always a weird trend to me.

So you have DBH for artsy, gritty, all over the place designs and Teepublic for cleaner vectors, illustrations and pop culture references.

This kind of explains why tless is doing the same... Like they were almost forced into doing it to catch up and stay ahead of the competition.

This is DBH:

This is Threadless:

Threadless has nothing to catch up with. I am surely hope that is not what Threadless is doing now.

radiomode
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Jayme Art said:

Are you talking about the artwork? ..or the models? Photography... Just not sure what point you're making.

The attitude. I hope Threadless stay the way Threadless is.

tomburns
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Just followed you, Tom.

Thanks dude! Not sure what their following feature even does right now, but I assume that more=better

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radiomode said:
Jayme Art said:

Are you talking about the artwork? ..or the models? Photography... Just not sure what point you're making.

The attitude. I hope Threadless stay the way Threadless is.

Haha, I wouldn't worry about that! I think DBH has always had that douchebag vibe.

I'll set up a Teepublic store too in the near future. I don't expect to make much money out of it but mostly I'd just like to get some requested tees out there in the world.

BeanePod
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Morkki said:
radiomode said:
Jayme Art said:

Are you talking about the artwork? ..or the models? Photography... Just not sure what point you're making.

The attitude. I hope Threadless stay the way Threadless is.

Haha, I wouldn't worry about that! I think DBH has always had that douchebag vibe.

I'll set up a Teepublic store too in the near future. I don't expect to make much money out of it but mostly I'd just like to get some requested tees out there in the world.

MILK DAD IS PUNCHES

louisroskosch
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https://www.teepublic.com/user/Louisros heres my teepub store too if anyone wants a gander.

i can't knock dbh at all. none of my t-shirts have any 'tude' and i am doing just fine on there, they have promoted my stuff too quite often. and don't forget that when dbh first opened it was printing really cool illustrationy stuff.. the type of thing threadless is now printing.

melmike
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I think I'll definitely set one up if for nothing else but to get some tees of my unprinted designs.

soloyo
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Great Blog, Thanks!

Robo Rat
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Thanks for the motivation Tom. I already signed up in Teepublic but haven't uploaded anything yet. I am sorting out my designs that did well here and will sell it there and hopefully get atleast 10 a month. Better than nothing. Y'all!

Musarter
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Tom, I just looked at your store and it has so many good designs. Do you mind me asking it has sold much for you?

tomburns
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Tom, I just looked at your store and it has so many good designs. Do you mind me asking it has sold much for you?

Eh, I have 80 designs (EIGHTY!) on there currently, and i generally get paid out $20-$30 bucks a month, which is not very good, but it's hard for me alone to get people who want to buy shirts over there without paying for advertising. So I am just limping along , hoping it will gain momentum over time.

My real hope is that Threadless's approach will be to sort of to enable storefronts like the teepublic model right here on threadless for artists that have been chosen to be printed here, and "feature" these artists in a way that makes us visible.

I honestly think if more people knew about where to buy my designs on stuff, I would sell alot more, the problem is simply the sheer volume of other designs we are drowning in.

Sites like society6 "game" the system too, (in my opinion, unfair to artists uploading to their site) in that new design uploads don't even appear in the "new" section unless the moderators allow it, so there is literally no way to become seen there unless you are allowed through. I am pretty positive that is why I only get like $5 buck maybe a month from there, even with a plethora of designs and so many products.

It's kind of pointless to try there unless you are making a particular style that they like, or already have a legion of people ready to purchase your stuff and just waiting on a direct link. (which is basically the only way you could find my stuff on there, unless you straight up googled "tom burns society 6", - which is also something no one would even know to do)

filgouvea
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Cool thread and thanks for the tips. I created a store yesterday and already sold one shirt. I was like two years on society 6 and sold only 12$. DBH has worked well for me, next is red bubble.

tomburns
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After you posted your design, you will get email telling you that your design is now included in Society6 store, given that you pass the logarithm test

I have found this to be not true, only 6 or 7 of my designs out of the maybe 80 or 90 designs I have on there were included in the "society6 shop" meaning, for all intents and purposes, every other design is completely invisible to customers without a direct link. I'm not sure I would agree that a logarithm gatekeeper is a good curator for artwork either.

I think it's great that it works for some people, good for them, but I have been on there for several years now, trying to "cultivate a following" and it just plain does not work for me. It may be that my designs are just not appealing to the customers that shop there, or my theory, that no one knows I have anything other than the very few items they may possibly see there for sale.

Either way, great if it works for you, keep it up! That goes for any site in my opinion!

tomburns
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Here is an example of the printing quality at teepublic, with the files set up right.

The DTG print is good, not as crisp as a screen print, but pretty good quality that doesn't just wash out.

This is before a wash, I will come back and post a pic after a few washes.

Fungusamungus

I saw this thread a few days ago and decided to set up my own Teepublic store. This is the first store I've set up for my own designs but I really liked the quality of their shirts and decided to buckle down and do it. So thanks a lot for sharing all of the info and photos!

melmike
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wow, that print looks great! You've inspired me to set up my own Teepublic store. Thanks for the awesome thread Tom

tomburns
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No problemo, still looking good after a few washes, and right now, all mine are on sale for a couple more days over there! ;)

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